Like one of the hybrid monsters in the film this is based on, Igor The Game is a hodgepodge of ideas. There’s monster battling, monster creation and some Dr. Mario-ish puzzling. Unfortunately, none of these are implemented very well.
Monster creation is a matter of bolting together limbs, but the graphics are so poor that even if you try to build something graceful it’ll end up looking like a pile of boxes. Monster-battling is carried out via the Dr. Mario bits – clear colored blobs in a grid to fill boxes for punches and kicks; tap a box to do the move and your creature lumbers into life. These encounters don’t half go on, and we lost one fight even though we’re sure we didn’t see the opponent hit our creature once. It doesn’t help that the cutscenes are pretty lame, too. We reckon most kids won’t be scared stiff by the monsters here – they’ll be bored rigid.
Dec 12, 2008